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1 Feedback from: ICLEI, EMI, UNHABITAT, WB-GFDRR, Asia RTF-URR, ADPC, WCSDA, GROOTS, RMIT Campaign Partnership Meeting November 2011, Geneva, Switzerland Taking stock of progress and future strategy on the Resilient Cities campaign281011

2 World Disaster Reduction Campaign – Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready! Objective Achieve resilient, sustainable urban communities through actions taken by local governments to reduce disaster risk Know More Invest Wisely Build More Safely

3 Campaign Launch in May 2010

4 … local governments participate in the campaign (28 October 2011) in 77 countries Wildfire idea: Self motivating – self measuring Europe Central AsiaAmericasAfricaArab StatesPacifcAsia Austria, 125 India, 75 Philippines, 57 Lebanon, 50 Serbia, 43 Sri Lanka, 30 Pakistan, 30 Honduras, 29 Italy, 24 El Salvador

5 Pre-requisite: Participation, Governance Local Action Ten Essentials: -Handbook -LG Self Assessment Tool -Web- practices

6 Saint-Louis: une ville deau Sharing information among cities on risks- and measures Photo source: Mayor of Saint-Louis

7 Campaigns added value. Lessons learnt Gaps – Elements for the next strategy Future contributions - Proposals Partner survey

8 The key is enhanced awareness & learning among local authorities and policy makers on the importance of the urban resilience. 10 point checklist: giving city managers/politicians a tool for guiding their interventions seems to be part of the success Networking of cities which add to knowledge and resource sharing & large partnership Facilitates local implementation of the HFA, which is going to be the key until 2015 Added value

9 Recognition of good work and progressive leadership of city governments key to local implementation. Linking city activities to the existing and on-going national policy and programs is crucial for sustainability Multi-level governance is the way to go and scale up interactions between national and local govts- incl Ministries for LG & Urban Development Making Cities resilient campaign is a long-term process – support the extension Lessons learnt

10 Still a heavy emphasis on response-oriented actions from the policy makers- enrtypoint Need to open a window for new partners More focus and involvement of grassroot organizations There is a lack of resources at the local level Accomplishments are being made in small step increments Lessons learnt

11 Develop a transparent monitoring system and provide resource to assist cities to follow through- interagency feedback & monitoring mechanisms More focus should be given to implementation and measuring progress at local level Increase national recognition (National level Incentives or award programs) for Champions or role model cities. national protocols for resilient cities Assist dedicated technical institutions to provide direct technical inputs to cities Opportunities – Elements for the next strategy

12 Absence of science based information and lack of competency in local-national level focal points to deliver such information Lack of training opportunities for local government officials – increase nationally based knowledge sharing among cities Safe schools and hospitals campaign should be an integral part of the resilient city campaign and should be promoted as such. Limited donor support for urban programs Opportunities – Elements for the next strategy

13 Blueprint for organising national seminar on Making Cities resilient campaign Need for multi-sector cooperation (public – private cooperation Reward cities for innovation, governance and sharing of good practices Upscale City to City learning and cooperation Disseminate good practices Opportunities – Elements for the next strategy

14 Develop quantitative and qualitative indicators for state of resilience in the city to enable to analyse spatial changes as a result of the campaign (resilience assessment) Linkages with formal academia (integrating DRR into school curriculum) Share tools for City to City cooperation. Need for a common language to deal with various stakeholders at local level Opportunities – Elements for the next strategy

15 Need to sort out the cities on the basis of similar risk pattern or culture to help them share information Gaps should be considered as opportunities Heart of disaster reduction program is day to day work activities Need to publish more success stories of cities How to obligate political institutions for their commitment UNISDR suggestion to involve private sector in DRR

16 Opportunities – Elements for the next strategy Mentoring of other cities who signed up to the Campaign. Aside from just knowing the status of participating cities in their disaster resiliency campaign, a mechanism to encourage participating cities to improve their current status should also be established, i.e. target/goal- setting.

17 Opportunities – Elements for the next strategy Agree on a priority list of actions and programs within the campaign; Standardize Disaster Reduction/Disaster Preparedness terminologies and terms; Establish quantitative/performance measurements for benchmarking; Provide a formal learning/educational platform for training and preparing different sectors and members of society to deal with disaster reduction.

18 Opportunities – Elements for the next strategy Support in Advocacy Tools City Partnership for Learning Performance Indicators to access DRR Support Cities of the region in Owning Campaign Developing Emergency Toolkit for households, schools, hospitals, etc. Video based Case study on World DRR practices

19 The Resilient Cities Congress in Bonn, May 2012, to feature urban risk reduction and campaign objectives. ICLEI strategic plan incl Resilience 3 rd WCSDF in September 2012 focusing on urban planning, risk reduction and environmental protection Research into the linkages of DRR, climate change adaptation and urban planning Private sector Develop joint training program for member countries and city to city cooperation. GETI, EMI…. Future contributions - proposals

20 Translation of UNISDR key documents into Chinese and making them available to local government officials Community Practitioners Platform- planning city learning events, coordinate with UNISDR Academic and research institution linkages with govt. to develop joint action plan to tackle hazard risk in Sri Lanka ANDROID network to promote co-operation and innovation among European Higher education institutions to increase societys resilience Future contributions – proposals (cont.)

21 Engaging private sector: Identify 5 key factors for successful resilience partnerships between public and private sector (PPPs), and how to measure and to reward them. Specify key industries to be included, and address them. Make a list if good practices of existing PPPs and a list of experts willing to share and collaborate, and connect them to the Campaign. Future contributions – proposals (cont.)

22 Thank you United Nations, secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

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